January 2007

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In the run up to the second conference of the society it's instructive to look back to our inaugural conference and its context. Gowan Dawson (University of Leicester) has recently offered an incisive review of the opportunities afforded by the range of interests and periods that the society brings together.

In his article ‘Literature and Science under the Microscope’ (Journal of Victorian Culture, EUP, 2006) Dawson argues that the BSLS ‘offers an opportunity to foster a distinctively historicist or contextual approach to the study of science and literature’ (302), and offers a stimulating review of recent critical work as well as a discussion of the critical challenges and difficulties that his argument raises.

These challenges are those that we'll be taking up in March in Birmingham.

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Details of our upcoming conference are now available. The programme is nearly finalised, the speakers are confirmed and registration and accomodation details are available on this site. Do book early, we're looking forward to seeing old friends and new faces in March in Brum.